05 March 2011

The Show Must Go On, and On, and...

It seems that Saturday nights have become my prime time to post, and One Stop Poetry's Sunday Photo Challenge my own one stop of the week. School, you know? This is my one little break. Home again on a Saturday night, and fine, just fine with that.

This Week's Photo

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And Here, This Is Not My Voice.

The actors have all grown up
Some of them have died
She was once my rival for the stage
But now she is my loving wife
She says, "No one ever really dies,
They just change their name."
She means that I should not be sad
But what worries me is this:
What if that is true?
Then there is no end
The game is never over
It just goes on forever
I'm tired of this same old show
I want to see a new one

And the Audio, In Which I Play Someone Else.

21 comments:

dustus said...

You took the stage, developed a complex relationship, and then questioned the nature of existence based on the lines of an actor/wife. Amazing challenge response, Rick

haikulovesongs said...

i love this, especially ~

"I'm tired of this same old show
I want to see a new one"

and your audio post added another layer entirely. Love it!
dani ♥

Gigi Ann said...

I loved hearing you recite the poem, made it come to life.

beezknez said...

I like the poem and what it is telling I actually like the fact i didn't have to search through the forest to understand what it is your sharing to the reader ~ like a cryptic cross word puzzle trying to understand sometimes what the poem is about gets a bit yawn tiresome...
I like this different slant you have given in the leaving ~ in life ...to dying or passing on .from the stage of life to that of actor husband /wife and life clever .. thankq b:)

Beachanny said...

Your metaphors capture the actors and the life well. Sometimes (when we say as we often do--just another day in paradise) we mean, when does it change, where does it go, what's beyond and then one day it does and we do. Well done.
Gay

Penny said...

Interesting and thought provoking. I like it.

Ami Mattison said...

Really complex poem compressed into such a short space--the intriguing relationship, the question of existence/after-life, the metaphor of the "show" of life, and finally desire/longing. You did a great job with this prompt!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. poignent...we tend to tire of that endless game rather easy eh? must be post modernity...

repressedsoul said...

The game does go on and on, but only we can choose to see another show :) Great take and I loved the reading!

Jerry said...

Great capture of the image. The show has had its run...bring on some dancing girls or grumpy old men or something...Nice dialouge insert. It really beefed up an already meaty poem.

hpicasso said...

we are someone's show

Peace, hp

bruce said...

the question the answer and the space between the two are the ponderings of the earlymorning/ late night mind...

excellent and thought provoking...

M.L. Gallagher said...

It is the sadness at the end that pulled me in.

Beautiful One Stop.

Thanks!

Louise G

Claudia said...

thanks for this - enjoyed the read - you had me with the first line - perfect intro for a complex message in few lines...good write richard

Richard G. Crockett said...

Last Sunday, I spent almost the whole day visiting blogs and commenting on the many great poems I read. Today, I promised myself I would finish my homework before I did that because I cannot afford to show up in class without my work done—which was what happened.

So today, I will be be blogging again, but not until later.

In the mean time, thank you all very much for your comments. It is really a pleasure to wake up in the morning and see this. I am honored.

signed...bkm said...

Love how you twist this into a relationship and then into the shadow self who is so ready for change and a new happily ever after....well done...bkm

Steve Isaak said...

Good writing, good flow, solid piece.

itslovelyannie.com said...

Forever...tough concept to grasp...or really accept...I get that feeling of on and on and on...and the anxiety/fear/confusion lurking b ehind forever...

this piece has a intuitive rhythm when read...love the feel...

dig it!

elisasspot said...

Very funny! Thank you.

Shrinky said...

Ah, so beautifully expressed - haven't we all been there at some time or another?

bruce said...

just sayin hi...

hope all is well

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